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Food & dining

99 Bottles

From Maine, 2 dark beers worth a taste

Despite a straightforward name and simple, white packaging, the Maine Beer Company has emerged as one of New England’s most exciting small breweries. From the standout Lunch IPA to Zoe and Peeper Ales, MBC churns out tiny batches of above-average beers.

The brewery’s latest offering, King Titus Porter, is named after a silverback gorilla. The Portland brewery donates 1 percent of profits to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and other environmental nonprofits. There’s a tiny picture of King Titus, the gorilla, on the bottle, right above the slogan “Do what’s right.” Concern for the environment is not out of place in Maine, nor is good beer. If you want a quick beer-themed day trip, you can’t go wrong in Portland.

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